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February is a month with two distinct energetic levels.  All the planets are in direct motion until February 16 which gives you a rare opportunity to move full speed ahead. Then Mercury turns retrograde on February 16 and you have to use the second half of the month for review, reflection, and redoing.

February 1 – Moon in Taurus. It’s an earthy weekend when your thoughts will turn to nature, food, and beauty. Take your time and stay in the moment as you go through the day. Go to second hand stores to find bargains. Browse the seed catalogs and plan what you will plant. Cook a gourmet dinner from your favorite cookbook. Nurture yourself by pampering your body.

February 2 – Moon in Taurus. Today is the ancient celebration of Imbolc, the halfway point between the Winter solstice and the Spring equinox. Winter is half over. Think of what it was like when most of the food you’ve stored up is gone. Eat some root vegetables to commemorate the day.  It’s also Groundhog Day so watch the movie again and grok the message. Work on your art and music projects. Keep it real today.

February 3 – Moon in Gemini. Mercury enters Pisces which helps you to relax your mind and be more receptive to what comes before you. You can get a lot done today if you stick to short tasks. Your concertation is apt to be scattered. You want to write, do interviews, and have many good talks with people. You can make an agreement that is to your benefit. Do something nice for the one you love.

February 4 – Moon in Gemini. With today’s emphasis on air you can access many new thoughts by sitting and thinking or through conversation. Write them down or record them. It’s a day to look ahead and be open to doing things differently. Stop by the library or bookstore to find interesting reading material. Work on writing out applications or grants.

February 5 – Moon in Gemini, VC from 9:20 am until 2:03 pm when it enters Cancer. You’ll wake up with a lot to say so be sure to write or record your thoughts before they slip away. There’s a long break in the middle of the day that is perfect for gathering your notes and putting them into some sort of order. You’ll find comfort in the security of home and family this evening.

February 6 – Moon in Cancer. It’s a day to make your workplace feel homey and comfortable. Listen to your intuition when you interact with people as it will tell you the real truth of the matter. Give the logical side of your brain a rest. You need to do tomorrow’s important work today. Call Mom and see how she is and if she needs anything,

February 7 – Moon in Cancer, VC from 10:43 am until 5:45 pm when it enters Leo. Us the early morning hours to do what you feel must get accomplished before the week ends. Then spend the rest of the day tidying up and start the weekend early if you can. Venus enters Aries and you’ll now think of putting yourself first. She’ll help you discover who you are and who you really love. It will be a fun evening.

February 8 – Moon in Leo. You’ll have to make adjustments to your plans, so do so with a smile when you face the road blocks. Keep a balance between your head and your heart, your abstract thoughts and the people you love. Spread happiness around by looking at the world as a wonderous place and leaving your worries until tomorrow. Take a walk in the moonlight tonight and absorb the Moon’s energy.

February 9 – Moon in Leo, VC from 11:08 am until 6:39 pm when it enters Virgo. Today’s full Moon stimulates your higher mind and connects you with the true meaning of the brotherhood of life. You can use the power of thought to create good change in your life. Let your heartlight shine on everyone you see. Be playful and have fun. You can clean up and do your chores later tonight.

February 10 – Moon in Virgo. It’s time to get organized and set things up so that you can slide through the coming three weeks when Mercury will be retrograde. Get the car serviced. Order your new communication devices. Make appointments, plane and hotel reservations, and buy what you need. Write lists and make plans. Pay the bills and clear out your inbox.

February 11 – Moon in Virgo, VC from 1:26 pm until 6:37 pm when it enters Libra. Get up early and work hard. You’ll be glad you did. Use the VC period to sort through papers and journals and decide what to recycle. Get rid of clutter. Clean up your desk. Go out on a date or with friends this evening as a reward for doing so much.

February 12 – Moon in Libra. Use today’s emphasis on the air element to speak your mind and pass on essential thoughts. Have those important discussions while you can speak without any retrograde confusion. You can find the middle ground and come to an agreement where there is a dilemma. Shop for items to decorate your home and do the work next week. Take care of legal problems.

February 13 – Moon in Libra, VC from 4:40 pm until 7:37 pm when it enters Scorpio. You can think your way around any obstacles that arise today. You have the skill to find the right words to help people see your point of view. You can show those in authority why you are right. Take some time at the end of the day to think about the people you love who are far away. Tell yourself to make contact with them over the next three weeks.

February 14 – Moon in Scorpio. Today is the last workweek day with Mercury in direct motion until March 9. Focus on the things you know you need to do. It is worth it to give up on long breaks and lunch hour and keep working with great intensity. Don’t try to convince anyone about anything, just keep going doing things your own way.

February 15 – Moon in Scorpio, VC 5:20 pm. Finish up the projects that you want to be done with. Begin the ones you want to work on. You’ll feel a bit of tension between wanting to do your own thing and being involved in a group. It will feel good to get off on your own for a while and take a walk by water. Then you’ll be refreshed and can continue to put things in order.

February 16 – Moon in Sagittarius. Mercury turns into retrograde motion at 7:54 pm. He is motionless today as he prepares to change direction. Mars enters Capricorn, a sign where he works very well. He directs your energy toward accomplishing your goals, so set some new ones. It’s a good day to do some long distance running, biking, or hiking.

February 17 – Moon in Sagittarius. It’s a day to have, fun, adventures, and explore new places and ideas. It’s the last full day of Aquarius so use this energy to open your mind and move outside your comfort zone. Investigate what’s at the edges of your usual activities. Go somewhere new and make some new friends. Assert your independence and look to the future.

February 18 – Moon in Capricorn. The Sun enters Pisces at 11:57 pm. You’ll wake up full of energy that needs to be used. It’s a great day to reorganize your work and your workspace to make everything run more efficiently. You want to downsize in every way you can. Take some time to reconsider your career path. Make a new business plan.

February 19 – Moon in Capricorn. You have the concentration and drive to work full speed ahead but will to have to slow down due to Mercury hobbling your efforts. He keeps saying “Think about this…, and this…”. There’s a lucky period mid-afternoon so don’t nap through it. Try not to be so hard on yourself if you don’t feel you are doing enough.

February 20 – Moon in Capricorn, VC 9:18 am until 2:42 pm when it enters Aquarius. The metaphor for today is: check your foundations. Literally for your structures, and ideally for your thoughts and actions. What doesn’t have  strong support will crumble during the next few weeks. This includes your religious/spiritual base and your emotional defenses.

February 21 – Moon in Aquarius. You can accomplish much today if you alter your usual way of action. Try not to be rigid as you go through the day. Don’t let perfectionism stand in your way. It’s a good day for meetings where you can toss around ideas with co-workers or friends. It’s a day when you need freedom from routine.

February 22 – Moon VC Aquarius. This is a day to have no plans or obligations. You want to drift along with the currents of the day and go where they take you. It’s a perfect day for a yoga or meditation retreat. Create a day of rest for yourself. Nap. Ponder, reflect, envision, dream of what you want need and where you want to be heading. Don’t do anything important.

February 23 – Moon in Pisces. Today’s new Moon is the most spiritual one of the year. Your psychic abilities are strong and you can trust what you intuit. Do some service work, help others, and make a donation to a food bank. Take time to mediate and detach from worldly matters. Venus and Jupiter offers you blessings if you put out some effort to receive them.

February 24 – Moon in Pisces. An aura filled with luck continues to bless the day. The more you give the more you will receive. See where your workplace can be generous in supporting those in need. Substitute for someone who volunteers at a food bank or shelter. Be grateful for what you have. Follow through on your artistic projects. Meditate.

February 25 – Moon in Pisces, VC 9:12 am until 1:47 am when it enters Aries. The Sun and Mercury meet marking the midpoint of this retrograde Mercury cycle. Because they are in Pisces, the information they impart to you will be through non-verbal means. Look around for signs from nature, from sounds, and in your daydreams. Take an elderly friend or relative out to lunch.

February 26 – Moon in Aries. Take yesterday’s inspirations and put in the effort to make them real. Remember what you learned in your dreams last night. Test the waters for your new projects. It’s fine to make a few false starts so you can see what works and what doesn’t. You’ll be full of energy so get to the  gym, or, get out and take a long walk or bike ride. Try to beat your personal best. Avoid confrontations.

February 27 – Moon in Aries. Find something that gives you pleasure and stay with that all day. You will find obstacles and closures in your way so make the best of it. Learn patience, not frustration, when others try to direct you. There’s no sense getting into an argument as it will be a lose-lose situation. It’s a day to be a bit selfish and put yourself first.

February 28 – Moon in Taurus. Life slows down and you have time to appreciate the beauty around you. It will be tempting to make an impulsive move concerning your finances, but it’s best to wait. Study what the experts say before you make any changes to investments or buy a big ticket item. Get out this evening and hear some live music or see a dance performance.

February 29 – Moon in Taurus. Even though it’s not a smart idea to shop during retrograde Mercury, if you go to tag sales and thrift shops you can find some cool second hand, used items. Repot your house plants to give them bigger homes. Pamper your body with a massage, facial, or long soak in the tub with essential oils. Enjoy this extra day in this year!